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Topic # 34809 29-May-2009 16:03
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Has anyone with a x-fi sound card got their optical out working in windows 7? I can only get it to work for stereo analogue.

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  Reply # 219893 30-May-2009 17:19
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I have not used optical out but I have had problems with analogue out (7.1). Not getting side speakers. I just today took the X-fi out and am using the onboard sound via optical. Working fine. I really do wonder why Creative are so successful in the soundcard space. I think the cards themselves are great but the driver support is appalling.
This is confirmed by the fact that a Realtek piece of crap soundcard can give me 5.1 surround sound in Windows 7 when neither my Soundblaster Audigy 2 zs or Soundblaster x-fi can do the same.

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